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“Limited parking outweighs good food!!!”
Review of Elmwood Inn

Elmwood Inn
Ranked #47 of 1,300 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 1, 2013

My wife and I had not been to the Elmwood in for many years. When we got there, we realized that one of the issues we had many years ago, still exists! Nowhere to park!! Especially when there is snow on the ground and some of the few spaces are filled with plowed snow. Then, you have the idiots that just park wherever they want, and end up making it really difficult for those already parked, to get out when they leave! Very limited parking in their lot, and the front of the place is on a main road with no parking. To the north is a one-way street but if you want to park on that, you have to go around a large block, and then deal with confusing signs for alternating parking. So .. we got lucky and found a spot just as we were to go somewhere else. The hostess and servers were very pleasant, and we were seated right away. Luckily we arrived around 5:30 on a Friday night, because by 6:00 PM, people had to wait to be seated.
They have a nice menu and reasonable prices. Our waitress was friendly and always check on how we were doing. We were impressed when a couple of elderly ladies came in and were seated near us. One of the ladies staed that she really liked the Talapia and all that came with it ... BUT ... she wanted everything except chicken instead of Talapia. Once the waitress realized what she wanted, she told her that they can make the change to get her what she wanted. When the salad came out, it had some toppngs that she didn't want. Again the waitress said .. no problem and replaced her salad with what she wanted. Nice to see them accomodate people instead of being locked into only what's on the menu!
So, the bottom line is that if you can get past the frustration of trying to find a parkng spot, it was a nice place with good food.

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1  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

For local charm and a home-away-from-home, I'll choose food and drink from a "house" rather than a commercial building. The Elmwood Inn has a nice fireplace, plenty of subtle TVs, a large porch, friendly service, a fresh selection of beers on tap. Their broad menu and short list of specials always satisfy! (I also like their frequent-shopper card which keeps the coupons coming for a few bucks off the bill).

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1  Thank willis41
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Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Went last night ordered two burgers medium and one was well done. One came without a top bun and had to ask for it. Ordered wings hot and there was No sauce on them. When I questioned she brought a side of sauce. Sorry that's not the same. The desserts were the only great part. The warm chocolate cake was great the other chocolate cake was good too. I usually love this place for their wings but was disappointed last night.

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Thank A1shopper
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Small town feel, delicious menu, nice staff! Ask for the specials of the day, as you will be surprised at the variety!

1  Thank Zinni49
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Elmwood Inn is open and serves food until well past midnight, even on Sundays. The food is tasty and the service is great. They really take care of their customers.

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Thank barbarawwarren
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